China Evergrande crashes 87% to become a penny stock as the former $50 billion real estate giant reveals more steep losses

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  • Shares of China Evergrande crashed 87% as trading resumed after a 17-month halt.

  • The once-$50 billion property developer faces a massive debt load and a troubled balance sheet.

  • On Monday it became a penny stock after reporting a loss of 33 billion yuan in the six months ending June 30.

Shares of China Evergrande Group tumbled as much as 87%, diving into penny stock territory after trading in the shares resumed on Monday for the first…

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